Montauk hotspot Maison Close burns to the ground before opening
A swanky new restaurant nightclub in Montauk burned to the ground a day before it was scheduled to open over Memorial Day weekend, and investigators are looking into what started the blaze, authorities said Friday.
Maison Close Montauk – a French-inspired hotspot with a hip flagship venue in Soho – was destroyed by fire on Thursday night, a venue spokesman told The Post.
“We are sorry to report that a fire ravaged Maison Close Montauk last night,” the representative said on Friday.
“The team is grateful that no one was injured and for the support and courage of the Montauk Fire Department. They are working with authorities as they investigate the matter and we have no further updates at this time.”
The waterfront venue in East Hampton Town had planned to open over the holiday weekend with “a new outdoor vibe” while “merging the most iconic aspects of New York and French culture,” according to a press release.
Maison Close Montauk had planned to offer “French cuisine, fine drinks and a celebratory atmosphere,” according to its website.
A Instagram page for the venue showcases colorful craft cocktails in a stylish white tablecloth.
The fire broke out after East Hampton police threatened to shut down restaurants that make dance floors available to diners at the beginning of the summer season, which annoys many bars and restaurants.
The East Hampton Town Firefighter’s Office confirmed the fire on East Lake Drive to Patch.com but gave no further information on Friday morning.
Fire Chief David Browne did not immediately respond to calls from the Post Friday afternoon.